Château Brane-Cantenac 2022 Released
Today saw the release of Château Brane-Cantenac 2022. It is being offered by the international trade at £720 per 12×75, up 27.7% on the 2021’s opening price. One does have to bear in mind that the yield at Brane-Cantenac was down 40% on the previous vintage. Furthermore, the 2022 vintage according to the critics is the best vintage of the last decade – This perhaps explains the higher price.
Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded the wine a barrel range of 96-98 points, deeming the 2022 Brane-Cantenac ‘blessed with haunting poise’. He points out the ‘hidden depth’ that has come to be a signature of the estate, predicting that ‘it is a wine that 15 to 20 years down the road, you are going to treasure’.
William Kelley (Wine Advocate) scored it 95-97 points and noted that ‘this is a terrific 2022 that may rival or even surpass the 2019 if it realizes all its potential in bottle’.
James Suckling gave a barrel range of 96-97 points to this ‘long and very linear red for Margaux, with intense freshness and energy’.
Jean-Marc Quarin rated this ‘wonderful’ wine 99 points, his highest score given to Brane-Cantenac En Primeur.
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